Next year, Indiana Jones 5 will finally hit theaters after a year of delay. In the 1969 film, Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge as his goddaughter Helena. Rumors have been circulating online this week that test screenings for Lucasfilm’s 2023 film have been “disastrous.”
According to YouTuber Overlord DVD: “My Hollywood spies told me that Indy 5 is supposed to be bad. We’ve been told that Disney has test screenings of not just one ending, but six different endings and none of them can get a good viewership score… We’ve been told that of the six endings they’ve tested, the best one gets 35 percent approval of the evidentiary hearings. We’ve been told that Bridge puts on his hat in every final”.
Indiana Jones fans are worried that Indy will die and be replaced by another character taking his place. However, director James Mangold has spoken out.
The director of Indiana Jones 5 was asked on Twitter: “Have there been test screenings of Indy V yet? Rumors are flying.”
Mangold, who replaced Steven Spielberg as director, said: “No. There has been no screening at all.”
Another fan responded to this: “No but you’re wrong BasementDweller46 said KK personally replaces Indiana Jones with a woman in the movie and test audiences HATE him.”
The filmmaker behind Logan then clearly put worried fans at ease.
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Mangold replied, “Well Paulo, it’s up to you who you believe: an anonymous troll called ‘basement dweller’ and ‘doomcock’ or the actual director of the film. No one will replace Indiana Jones. Not in any script. Not in any court. never discussed.
The director was also asked to comment on the rumor that Waller-Bridge would replace Ford at the end of the film, to which he replied, “But it’s not true! So it’s not horrible!”
Indiana Jones 5 hits theaters on June 30, 2023.
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